Events

Using Creative Writing to Nurture & Inspire Young People

23/11/21 to 23/11/21
10.30am - 12.00pm
Online event
Image of Rapper and spoken work poet Quinton Green

Rapper and spoken work poet Quinton Green will help to unlock your own creativity, as well as giving you tools that you can use to unlock the creativity of young people, encourage innovation and boost self-esteem.

About this Event

Who is this for 
Artists, Youth Workers, Mentors and Youth Mentors who work with young people and would like to use poetry and creative processes to raise awareness of societal issues and engage with young people.

What will I gain 
This Creativity Works workshop will help to unlock your own creativity, as well as giving you tools that you can use to unlock the creativity of young people, encourage innovation and boost self-esteem.

Quinton and MMAP’s workshops also increase awareness of societal issues, including racism, oppression, discrimination, hate crime, prejudice, serious youth violence, gangs and criminal exploitation.

What will it include 
The Road MMAP workshops assist attendees with identifying a motivation to progress on a journey of personal growth and to help form aspirations and ambitions; exploring curiosity, freedom of expression, democracy, current affairs, freedom of speech. Celebrating and respecting diverse voices and opinions.

The workshop will include some or all of the following:

  • An Introduction
  • An Icebreaker such as an Acrostic Poem
  • Open Dialogue and Respectful Conversation
  • Prompts & Free Write exercises
  • Creation of Mind MMAPS & Word Association
  • Writing Poetry to Music

How to Book

You have two options to join Quinton:

10.30-12.30 via Zoom

OR

1.30-3.30 in person at The Studio

£15 Standard / £7.50 Concessions / PWYC, Book online via Eventbrite 

 

About the Artist Facilitator 
Quinton Green [aka Mr Milise & Champagne Bubbler] is a Midlands Based, Award Winning Professional Youth Mentor, Published Poet (United Nations, BBC, Essex Police) and Sony Music Signed Artist.

His courses have been utilised by Police Forces, Schools, Prison Reform Services and Councils as part of Youth Awareness initiatives across the UK. He and his Team have partnered with Academy’s, Local Authorities, Pupil Referral Units, Charities and other Youth Organisations to look at effective ways to build, where appropriate, on the statutory content already outlined in the national curriculum. As a result, their Workshops are thoughtfully tailored to support Young People and Adults with a holistic approach to learning, purposefully designed to consider the emotional, spiritual and mental wellbeing of our learners.

Quinton often draws on lived experience to establish credence and build trust with learners in order to progress a good working relationship based on mutual respect and Values. As part of his classes Quinton demonstrates that creative writing, poetry and the arts can be used as a means to express feelings, process new information, decompress and channel energy. He is also of the opinion that music is Universal and is an ideal way to record observations from an individual’s perspective.

MMAP Workshops aim to provide the tools to equip students with the practical skills to get the most out of education, work and everyday life and to help them function more confidently, effectively and independently as part of productive and respected members of society.

“Having used Quinton’s Spoken Word Pieces when delivering awareness training to professionals and the Public, I have witnessed first hand the impact his talent has. His positive interactive programmes with teenagers in alternative educational provisions and the feedback he receives from professionals and parents, indicates how relatable he is, not just to peers but to the people his work is ultimately for; the young people themselves. The authenticity of his words, his humility, honesty and passion is what sets Quinton and MMAP apart!” Detective Constable Anoushka Dunic – Metropolitan Police

To see some of his work and to follow Quinton on Instagram click here: https://www.instagram.com/whoismrmilise/

 

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